The silence — or worse — of human rights hawks on US sanctions against Afghanistan

The silence — or worse — of human rights hawks on US sanctions against Afghanistan

Months after the US-backed Afghan government fell to the Taliban, ordinary Afghans now face what could be their direst winter in decades. Thanks to the economic collapse that accompanied the U.S. military withdrawal, coupled with the imposition of sanctions and the cessation of much humanitarian aid, millions of Afghans must contend with the very real prospect of starvation.

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